We love data.
There are 600 MLS in the US. All with different data sharing contracts with Zillow. Getting accurate sales data is near impossible.
Zillow seems to be the closest source of truth so it's what we're rolling with.
(FWIW: When I compared the sold numbers to the MLS here in CO, it was pretty close.)
|State||# of NACHI Inspectors||Zillow April Closings (a/o 4/29)||# of Inspections/Inspectors|
|District of Columbia||25||405||16.2|
Most inspectors don't know what percentage of market share they own.
When they do, I'm impressed. More inspectors should know these numbers. Hence this research.
I think every home inspector that has visions of growing needs to know their market's numbers.
How many listings and closings are happening each month, and how much share of that you're getting. Or want to get.
This should be extremely motivating to existing inspectors (in any state) to see how many closings are happening each month.
Then this data might be helpful to you. If there is high number of home sales and low number of home inspectors, like in Arizona for example, then it could be a good place to become a home inspector.
Keep in mind we are just starting to track this data so take it for what it's worth. April was a wacky month to do COVID-19. We will continue to seek out accurate and updated data as the year progresses.
Do you think your state is a great state to be a home inspector in? Let me know in the comments!